Monday, April 25, 2011

Midnight Syndicate's "Carnival Arcane" CD progressing well

Midnight Syndicate reports that work on the upcoming Carnival Arcane CD is proceeding extremely well. On Friday, Gavin Goszka posted on Facebook, "There were concerns because we knew going into this disc that we would need some very specialized, hard-to-find sound effects, textures, and vocal FX. After listening to the tracks today, we feel, without a doubt, this disc will have the most tangible atmosphere of any of the discs we've done to date." The CD, which takes listeners on a journey to the sinister Lancaster-Rigby Carnival, is expected to be released the first week in August. Photo credit: Rick Davis, DAFE.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Edward Douglas and "Dead Matter" cast to make first Minnesota appearance at CONvergence

Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas, and Dead Matter's Jason Carter and Brian Van Camp will be Guests of Honor at this year's CONvergence Con in Minneapolis, MN June 30th through July 3rd. This will be Midnight Syndicate's first appearance in the area. In addition to a Dead Matter screening and a Making of 'The Dead Matter' panel hosted by Edward, Jason, and Brian, all three will be on-hand throughout the con at the Midnight Syndicate table where they will be joined by actress Jen Sharlow signing and selling posters, DVDs, CDs, and other merchandise. Edward will be a part of various panels throughout the weekend including: Making a Living as a Creative Person, Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Demise of the Neighborhood Video Store, Vampires: When did they stop being monsters?, and Zombies and their slow (or fast) movement into Popular Culture. Both Brian and Jason will be hosting So you Want to be an Actor? and Jason will be doing a Babylon 5: From the Inside panel.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

National Horror Examiner posts smashing review of "The Dead Matter"

The National Horror Examiner just published a smashing review of The Dead Matter that you can check out here. Writer Scott Ruth writes: "Great casting, humore, some cool gore, wicked FX by Robert Kurtzman, awesome atmosphere, a unique take on vampire lore, and a phenomenal score make 'The Dead Matter' one of my favorite films of the last 2 or 3 decades!" In addition to that review, we've also posted new reviews for both the movie, Dark Masquerade, and The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD, on our REVIEWS page.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New interview with Edward Douglas in "Barrel O' Fun"

Edward Douglas talks about the upcoming Carnival Arcane CD and more in the most recent issue of Barrel O' Fun. Barrel O' Fun is a publication for members of DAFE (Dark Ride and Funhouse Enthusiasts), which is a not-for-profit organization, staffed by volunteers, dedicated toward the appreciation, support, and documentation of attractions related to darkrides and funhouses. You can check out more about the organization and Barrel O' Fun Magazine here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

"Dead Matter" is official selection at Full Moon Film Festival in Nashville

For the past ten years Ben Dixon (Lone Wolf Body Art, Dark Harvest 3) and his wife, actress Stacey Dixon, have been running the Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Convention in Nashville. This year they've added a horror film festival and named Dead Matter one of their first official selections. Both Brian Van Camp (Mark the Zombie), and Donna William (Rebecca - Trilec Labs) will be hosting the screening and Q&A (time TBD). Both will also be on-hand throughout the con (May 13-15) selling and signing Dead Matter DVDs, CDs, posters, and Mark the Zombie merch. For more information on the festival, click here.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Midnight Syndicate Weekend on HVRNC, Live Interview Sunday

HVRN Talk Radio Network, with host Todd Bates, will be hosting another great Midnight Syndicate Weekend. The event kicks off today at 5:00pm Eastern and runs until midnight. It continues on Sunday at 5:00pm Eastern. Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka will be doing a live interview on Sunday starting at 9:00pm Eastern. Tune in for music and giveaways all weekend long.